Naval Museum explores sailor life during RiverBlast 2012

 

 

 

 

COLUMBUS, GA – Each spring, sailors and marines both Union and Confederate gather at Port Columbus for RiverBlast! This living history weekend is Port Columbus’ largest living history event, and draws reenactors from around the country. This year’s theme is “The Sailor’s Life: From Recruit to Old Salt,” and will take a special look at the recruitment, training and daily life aboard ship of the Civil War sailor.

From combat and weapons training to entertainment, guests will get a glimpse of shipboard life from the perspective of those who lived it.

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature weapons drill and demonstration, cannon firings, naval landing party demonstrations, and much more. In addition, Saturday’s festivities will also include a uniformed presentation on sailor life, performance by the ColumbusBrass, and in conjunction with April being National Poetry Month, we will showcase a collection of period and contemporary civil war poetry.

 RiverBlast! 2012

Saturday, April 14: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(Detailed schedule is available online)

Cost: Regular Admission

Port Columbus is located at 1002 Victory Drive in Columbus, Georgia, and is open daily from 9 to 5. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.portcolumbus.org or call 706-327-9798

Contact:    Jon Ezzell

(706) 327-9798 or (800) 742-2811

[email protected]

Lucas Shaffer

I am a working father who loves to spend time with my son, Gus. I created this site to give other dads an outlet to share their adventures with their kids. I have a lovely wife, Whitney and spend most of my work time as an entrepreneur, blogger, programmer, designer and podcaster. Follow me on twitter; @lucaslshaffer

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From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and fun New Year!  Cheers to a 2012 that we spend more time with family and less time with the trivial things.

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I am a working father who loves to spend time with my son, Gus. I created this site to give other dads an outlet to share their adventures with their kids. I have a lovely wife, Whitney and spend most of my work time as an entrepreneur, blogger, programmer, designer and podcaster. Follow me on twitter; @lucaslshaffer

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In The News on Father’s Day: Local father makes every Saturday ‘Dadurday’

Made it in the paper!  Woohoo!

Thanks to Sara Pauff and Christopher Snipes for bringing awareness to our community.

Ledger Enquirer Link [PDF]


Excerpt:

At Lucas Shaffer’s house the day after Friday is “Dadurday.”

Shaffer makes a commitment to spend time every Saturday with his 15-month-old son, Gus. They go to the pool or a museum, or just spend some quality time together.

“For the most part, a dad wants to be a good dad,” he said. “I said ‘No more work on Saturdays. This is your day.’ Now it’s fun.”

Shaffer blogs about his adventures on www.dadurday.com, a blogging and social networking website he started for dads to share their advice and adventures with their kids.

The site’s name caught on after he tweeted about his Saturday adventures using the hashtag, #dadurday. After some followers started asking about his plans, he decided to create a website where working fathers, like himself, could share ideas about what to do with their kids.

Any dad can register on the site for free. The site has been active two months and has about 12 members. Shaffer hopes it will grow and plans to eventually add more features like a event calender, making it similar to Muscogee Moms, a website for local moms.

He also connects with other dads through Twitter, using the hashtags #dadurday and #dadstalking.

Read more: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2011/06/19/1623396/local-father-makes-every-saturday.html#ixzz1Pj2IyXi0

 

Lucas Shaffer

I am a working father who loves to spend time with my son, Gus. I created this site to give other dads an outlet to share their adventures with their kids. I have a lovely wife, Whitney and spend most of my work time as an entrepreneur, blogger, programmer, designer and podcaster. Follow me on twitter; @lucaslshaffer

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